Greed

Greed

by L. Ron Hubbard

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Greed by L. Ron Hubbard

Is Greed good? The future of Earth and all of mankind may hang on that one question. And George Marquis Lorrilard—a space age ace-pilot, adventurer and fortune-hunter—is just the man to answer it.
The world is divided between Asia and the United Continents—two great super powers locked in eternal warfare. But the balance of power is about to shift in Asia’s favor. They have developed a top-secret weapon—the cohesion projector–that could lead to annihilation on an unprecedented scale....
But as far as Lorrilard is concerned, the number one problem with the projector is that it stands in the way of his profits. Can he find a way to subvert the powerful weapon and resume his enterprising exploits? For millions of people on Earth survival may ultimately depend on the power of one man’s Greed.
Want thought-provoking intergalactic action, adventure, and suspense? Get all that and more as the audio version of Greed soars into thrilling new worlds of sound design.
Also includes the science fiction adventures, “The Final Enemy,” in which Earth discovers it faces a distant, yet devastating new foe, the identity of which is the most shocking blow of all; and “The Automagic Horse,” the story of a Hollywood special effects wizard who is about to apply his movie magic to a project that is out of this world.
“Enjoyable, entertaining and lighthearted.” —Booklist
* Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award winner for 2008

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592125661
Publisher: Galaxy Press, LLC
Publication date: 06/20/2011
Series: Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories Collection
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 1,128,914
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 230 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time.  As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and ’40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L. Ron Hubbard.

 

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Greed 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
greed : oh i know hawkeye has a mate i never said i wanted her body now did i
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh btw i gad my kit @ camp!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
greed: now my dear i will call you hawkeye ( he puts his paw over her shoulder ) now you my little play thing as i am greed and i want every thing inclooding you dont worry i wont do any thing dirty you just do as i say and we will get along quiet well
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go to silver 1* result - frostbite
woody1 More than 1 year ago
Originally published in "Astonishing Science Fiction in 1950," this post-war story, "Greed" is the title feature in this three story sci-fi pulp fiction release. The term "greed" is one of the seven deadly or cardinal sins, which describes a classification of objectionable vices. Greed is described as "an excessive desire to possess wealth, goods, or abstract things of value with the intention to keep it for one's self" (Wikipedia). Hubbard opens the story by defining three distinct classes of greedy men who made up the vanguard of space: explorers, rangers, and exploiters. Hubbard explains that each group had hunger, but this tale centers on the exploiters who were desirous of gems and gold. "Greed" describes the exploits of an adventurer seeking fame and fortune in the frontiers of space. His name is George Marquis Lorrilard, a "sometime lieutenant in the United Continents Space Navy." For many years, the single government of The United Continents ruled and patrolled the Earth and oppressed the people of Asia. Overcoming the desolation, they strike back with the "cohesion projector," a weapon that creates a solid invisible wall of space that generates a dividing line between the super powers. With both sides on the brink of war, George driven by his hunger of greed, seizes the opportunity to thwart the Asian's efforts and set a course to change the fate of the Earth. Also included in this volume are two more engaging and entertaining science fiction tales: "Final Enemy" and "The Automatic Horse."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will b yours at the next result
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
silvernight : i all most got into a fight with the strongest one pride
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
silvernight/hawkeye : what is it you want greed im trying to take care of my kits